Thursday 22 February 2018

Off he goes and he still doesn't get it

AT 14.47pm yesterday Brian Cowen sat down, having delivered a speech in the Dail for the last time, a speech in which he repeated the claim that decisions his government had taken were in the interests of all the people.

No regrets, no remorse. As Mr Cowen moved from a salary of €225,000 to a pension of €150,000 a year many on this same day saw their pay fall from €17,992 to €15,912 as a result of one such decision: to reduce the paltry minimum wage.

Whatever about whether we now understand fully what has befallen us, we can be sure of one thing: Fianna Fail still don't get it. Good riddance.

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